We found 32 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Aetna Choice POS near East Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith is an adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and nuclear scan. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Smith a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sung H Chun, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sung Chun is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, Dr. Chun focuses on heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Chun attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Chun's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, ventricular arrhythmia, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), congenital heart disease, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Ventricular ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Huang Szu-Min Kong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong, who practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Kong has indicated that her clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, ventricular arrhythmia, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), congenital heart disease, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivian W Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Vivian Tsai is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Tsai has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests encompass heart problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tsai takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Tsai completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benedick attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benedick honors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Girish A Narayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Girish Narayan is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Dr. Narayan's clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient ratings for Dr. Narayan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Narayan is conversant in Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart failure, ventricular arrhythmia, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), congenital heart disease, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Drug ... (Read more)

Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Pei Tsau's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsau accepts. Dr. Tsau's education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsau is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, endocarditis, pericarditis, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynnette W Lissin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Lynette Lissin practices adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lissin include heart problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Lissin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lissin accepts. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Lissin attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lissin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lissin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Christopher Sturzu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
265 Campus Drive; G1105 Lokey Stem Cell Building
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Sturzu's medical specialty is adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Sturzu focuses on heart problems. Dr. Sturzu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sturzu accepts. He welcomes new patients. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Aria Dibiase is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Dibiase graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Dibiase accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Winkle's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle honors. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Winkle attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, ventricular arrhythmia, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), congenital heart disease, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Renee Marie Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Renee Rodriguez sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Dublin, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. In her practice, Dr. Rodriguez focuses on heart problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Before performing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Rodriguez attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, pericarditis, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Kawasaki Disease, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Anthony St. Claire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. St. Claire takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. St. Claire is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Palo Alto, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Ramrakhiani takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Ramrakhiani attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur for medical school. Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Engel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel, who practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Engel is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Engel attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, ventricular arrhythmia, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher E Woods, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Woods is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He is especially interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Woods is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, ventricular arrhythmia, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.